Tuesday, February 11, 2020 to Sunday, January 17, 2021
The accompanying exhibition will be designed to highlight and celebrate the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ extensive holdings of Eugène-Louis Charvot, the largest collection of Charvot works in the world. The exhibition will be a reflection of the subject matter and mediums that fascinated this accomplished artist and prominent member of French society in his more than 50-year career as a painter, etcher and watercolorist.
Through an in-depth review of his career as an artist, the exhibition will focus on Charvot’s breadth of processes, productivity and inspiration in painting, etching and drawing. With a focus on family portraits, pastoral country scenes, nocturnes and North African genre and street scenes, the exhibition’s intimate setting will weave family photographs, journal entries and excerpts from family letters to recreate the worldview that informed Charvot’s oeuvre.
This exhibition will coincide with a new catalogue about the artist, published by the Cummer Museum and D. Giles Ltd. London with guest curator, Susan Gallo.